July 2, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Eco-friendly mosquito control

Don’t let mosquitoes keep you from enjoying the outdoors this summer. Look for environmentally sound ways to manage these pests in your garden and landscape. Here are a few suggestions: ¦ Eliminate standing water in the yard. More...

NASA prepares for future space exploration with international undersea crew

NASA will send an international crew to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean this summer to prepare for future deep space missions during the 14-day NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations 20 expedition slated to begin July 20. More...

Special Sections

Real Estate News

What $720,000 will buy in Southwest Florida

220 Bayview Road, Punta Gorda This custom-built pool home is on a premium, deep-water, sailboat-access lot with 80 feet of concrete seawall and a 30-foot concrete dock just minutes from Charlotte Harbor. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

ON THE SPOT

Harry Lichtcsien steps to the front of an improvised stage at the Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. “One hundred and eightyfive screwdrivers walk into a bar and the bartender says, ‘We don’t serve screwdrivers,’” Mr. More...

Boating, swimming classes can help prevent serious injuries

Water safety measures are offered locally to help thwart disaster. Here are just two: • The U.S. More...

NEW MUSIC REVIEW

Courtney Barnett: ‘Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit’

Courtney Barnett sings about seeing Jesus in the watermarks on a ceiling, buying organic vegetables and staring at a lawn that needs to be mowed on “Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit,” her captivating debut album. More...

Hepatitis C paper by local doctors presented at international symposium

The Charlotte County Hepatitis C Clinic is once again receiving international recognition, thanks to a paper by Drs. Mark Asperilla and David Klein, along with other physicians. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, JULY 2, 8 P.M. Doc Martin, Season 5 Remember Me More...

Fourth Fest at Laishley Park celebrates independence, family and fun

Fourth Fest 2015 at Laishley Park, the annual Independence day celebration, is scheduled for Saturday, July 4, in Punta Gorda. More...

Nancy Lisby to be honored with the 2015 Riley Award

The “woman who cannot retire” is being asked to step forward and accept the annual Riley Award, sponsored by the Smugglers Community Foundation, in honor of her half-century of contributions that have positively affected Charlotte County. More...

Business News

And the beat goes on

SWFL music shops are crossroads for diverse musical equipment and people

Musical instrument and repair shops are central to the local music scene as traders in the tools that power its sound and style. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Exploring the nuances of stock options

I went through a very stressful episode this past weekend as my wife assigned me with a Herculean task: to buy toothbrushes for my twins. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Copperfish Books starts new exchange program

Once upon a time, there were two very nice ladies who sold books online. After doing this for about seven years, they decided they wanted to have more of a connection with their community, so they opened a bookstore. More...